The Cambrian

SSCSD board to fill vacancy

San Simeon Community Services District directors will try again July 18 to fill a vacant seat on the board left by the resignation of board President Terry Lambeth, who resigned effective June 17 and moved to Hawaii.

Directors thought they had the situation solved after a special meeting June 21, when the board decided to slide current director Ralph McAdams into Lambeth’s seat, which still has about two and a half years to run. The vacant seat and those held by Leroy Price and Alan Fields would then have been on the November ballot.

But county Clerk Recorder Julie Rodewald, asked by The Cambrian about the musical board seats, said Monday, June 25, that because the decision was made more than 130 days before the election, McAdams could only fill Lambeth’s seat until


So, for McAdams to stay on the board past November, he will have to run for election, either for a full four-year term for his own seat or a two-year term to fill Lambeth’s vacancy.

The board’s options now are to appoint one of the candidates to Lambeth’s former seat or call a special election that would be held concurrently with the presidential election in November.

Candidates for all local elections can begin filing July 16.

—Kathe Tanner